Thursday, October 15, 2009

What Happened to Anna? by Jennifer Robins

Title: What Happened To Anna?
Author: Jennifer Robins
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Published date: October 2009
Genre/Theme: Paranormal
Length: novel
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Synopsis- Upon moving into a restored turn-of-the-century house, Andrea and John discover they aren’t the only occupants. Not only is their new home haunted by the ghost of a woman, but a demon from another dimension who wants to seduce the new female owner. After Andrea finds a photo of Anna—their resident ghost—she begins to relive Anna’s life through dreams and waking visions, falling prey to the handsome demon lover who, it seems, will do anything and everything to stop her from answering one burning question: What happened to Anna?

Review- Jennifer Robins creates a complex tale of mystery in What Happened to Anna. The plot is intricate and the setting believable. The author’s use of details paints a fairly clear picture and at times a glimmer of Ms. Robins’ potential shines through. Unfortunately, the story falls flat in places. The sentence structure is choppy and the characters are often stiff. I had high hopes for this work as the blurb and the teaser line, “Content warning: seductively handsome demons, hauntingly beautiful ghosts, and just the right amount of scares,” promised an intriguing read, and Renee Rocco’s cover art is stunning. However, What Happened to Anna proves I really can’t judge a book by its cover. Although there were moments of quality, overall the novel proved disappointing.

Rating: 2.5 flames
Heat Level: Sensual

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